Re: [PATCH 02/12] pinctrl: basic Nomadik pinctrl interface

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Thu May 10 2012 - 11:10:45 EST

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Stephen Warren <swarren@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 05/08/2012 03:44 AM, Linus Walleij wrote:
>> From: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> This adds a scratch pin control interface to the Nomadik pinctrl
>> driver, and defines the pins and groups in the DB8500 ASIC. We
>> define GPIO ranges to cover the pins exposed. The DB8500 has
>> more pins than this but we restrict the driver to the pins that
>> can be controlled from the combined GPIO and pin control hardware
>> to begin with.
>> diff --git a/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-nomadik.c b/drivers/pinctrl/pinctrl-nomadik.c
>> +static int nmk_list_groups(struct pinctrl_dev *pctldev, unsigned selector)
>> +{
>> +     struct nmk_pinctrl *npct = pinctrl_dev_get_drvdata(pctldev);
>> +
>> +     if (selector >= npct->soc->ngroups)
>> +             return -EINVAL;
> I think all the other drivers removed this error-checking from functions
> called by the pinctrl core, assuming that the core would error-check any
> user-supplied data and respect limits in the pinctrl device descriptor.

Oh yeah that's because I based it off 3.4-rc:s simply, I should just merge
in the pinctrl-mergebase tag and be happy like everyone else, sorry
will fix.

>> +static int __devinit nmk_pinctrl_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
>> +     /* Poke in other ASIC variants here */
>> +     if (platid->driver_data == PINCTRL_NMK_DB8500)
>> +             nmk_pinctrl_db8500_init(&npct->soc);
> Other platforms have a unique top-level driver for each variant, with
> the probe() function for each variant calling into a utility function.
> That way, the common/utility code doesn't need to contain a
> table/list/... of all the variants. Can the same approach be used here?

Of course I could do it that way, but it's not using this feature
of the driver base to have a string identifier telling which version
it is.

Since I'm unsure, let's ask Arnd.

Arnd, what is your preferred design pattern of:

A) sub-drivers that register one struct platform_driver per
variant, then calls into a shared core driver, or

B) a shared core driver registering one platform_driver
with several struct platform_device_id that then call
sub-drivers depending on which one is found

Either way is actually OK for me, but I was thinking if one
is preferred over the other.

Linus Walleij
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